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Plug Types

There is nothing worse than boarding your ship, enjoying the sailaway party and making yourself comfortable in your cabin before dinner, only to realise that all the gadgets you’ve packed feature a different plug to the sockets in your stateroom. It can be a costly lesson to learn, with plug adaptors costing a huge amount more in port or on board the ship; something made even more annoying when you have a drawer full of them at home.

Here at Bolsover Cruise Club, we recommend checking which socket type is available on board your ship before you sail. We have put together the following table, giving information on all cruise lines and the socket types available in cabins on board. All cruise ships feature either a British socket, Continental socket or US socket, with the newest and most technologically advanced ships featuring USB charging ports too. As cruise lines develop more innovative ships over the coming years, it is possible that USB charging ports will be added more frequently, as passengers take more and more gadgets on holiday with them.

Cruise LineBritish SocketEuropean SocketUS Two Pin SocketUSB Chargers
Ama Waterways No Yes No No
Azamara No Yes Yes No
Carnival Cruises No No Yes No
Celebrity Cruises No Yes Yes No
Costa Cruises No Yes No No
Crystal Cruises No Yes Yes No
Cunard Yes Yes Yes No
Fred Olsen No Yes Yes No
Hurtigruten No Yes No No
Holland America No Yes Yes No
MSC Cruises No Yes Yes No
Norwegian Cruise Line No No Yes No
Oceania Cruises No No Yes No
P&O Cruises Yes No No No
Princess Cruises No No Yes No
Regent Seven Seas No No Yes No
Royal Caribbean No No Yes Only on Quantum/Oasis Class
Seabourn No Yes Yes No
SeaDream No No Yes No
Silversea No Yes Yes No
Star Clippers No Yes Only on Royal Clipper No
Swan Hellenic Yes No No No
Viking River Cruise No Yes No No
Voyages of Discovery No Yes No No
Windstar No Yes Yes No

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